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Old 08-29-2011, 08:47 AM   #1
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personal hygiene fro 11 year old with mild cp

My 11 y.o. daughter has spastic deplegia and is high functioning. when she has a full bladder she has difficulty controling her urine and bowels. Anyone else experince this?
Also, she complains of personal odor although she showers daily and uses hygienic wipes in the bathroom. Ideas?


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Old 09-05-2011, 04:35 AM   #2
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Re: personal hygiene fro 11 year old with mild cp

Yeah my son who has spastic diplegia has the same issue! He is only 8 but we have been battling since we made the decision to take him out of nappies at 4. I'd say we have a 85-90 percent success rate on the toilet but there are times when he has accidents, both at school and at home. He seems to have more when he is tired and has trouble holding on if he laughs. The accidents have certainly lessened but I don't have a solution either. As for the odour where is it? Does she use deodorant? If she is in puberty chances are it's all those hormones kicking in.

Old 09-06-2011, 07:11 AM   #3
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Re: personal hygiene fro 11 year old with mild cp

This may sound funny but I am so happy to hear this from you!

My daughter has accidents anytime she laughs hard! It is a joke in the family that all laughter ends with an accident!

The odor is the stench of urine. After I posted this I found an article online that shows a study of CP children that says:

Incontinence. A common complication of cerebral palsy is incontinence, caused by poor control of the muscles that keep the bladder closed. Incontinence can take the form of bed-wetting, uncontrolled urination during physical activities, or slow leaking of urine throughout the day.

The link for it is:

My daughter has suffers alot being mentally high functioning but being different then her friends. I let her read the article and it made her feel better to know that she is not to blame and that hopefully with age this will pass, as the article suggests.

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